A Cure for the Common Craig

A Cure for the Common Craig

A horror, trash, sci-fi, action podcast. The Common Craig, his wife, Nicole, and other contributors, discuss genre movies with their own brand of whimsical wit. Join them as they withstand the lengthy horrors of segments like the FOCUS OF FEAR! They decide whether a movie survives to live on in their collection, or meets a grisly demise in AMASS OR MURDER! Their bloodlust demands that an anthology movie does battle with itself, in the ANTHOLOGY DEATHMATCH! Will these depraved despots ever release and discuss their captives from the DUNGEON OF DIRECTORS? Or are they too busy carving up someone's career in another ACTOR AUTOPSY? The only way to find out, is to listen! Allow this to be YOUR cure, as well.

Episodes

September 26, 2022 90 min

It's the third anniversary of the podcast and the Common Craig is STILL not cured! Nicole has chosen a nostalgic favorite, John Carpenter's Big Trouble in Little China (1986), in hopes of finally escaping the Hell of the Way Too Long Podcasts!

Kurt Russell stars in this 80s box office flop turned cult film sensation, as Jack Burton, a truck driver who uses his swaggering bravado to mask the fact that he is completely inept a...

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Nicole catches a break, sitting out the majority of this episode before the A-Z of Horror season comes to consume her! Brother Brian sits in as guest co-host, to talk some video games. Stories from our youth, including some unusual choices for games that scared him, for a number of somewhat irrational reasons. We also try our best to come up with a top five of our favorite horror video games. But this is us, so if you're expect...

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What do a vampire, a pregnant lady, a pious nurse, a film censor, and an urban legend have in common? They're the main characters that appear in the final part of our trilogy of episodes focusing on women horror directors. Get ready for some fresh new blood, as we discuss five movies from the past ten years!

I don't know about you, but if I lived in a place called Bad City, I may not be too excited to be out walking alone at...

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More women! More horror! Directors. And movies. We're right in the middle of a three-part series on horror movies directed by women! This episode features very strong evidence that sometimes dead is better, a young girl who dreams of creepy storybook characters while rabbits run wild in Australia, western expansion and cannibalism in the 19th-century, and a promising medical student driven to pursue an unconventional surgical c...

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We take a little journey through horror history, with a three-part series focusing on films directed by women. Let's get things started with a psychopathic hitchhiker, a horny desert vampire, a toxic monster, and a denim-clad driller killer!

A pioneer in women's filmmaking, Ida Lupino directs a claustrophobic movie set in the wide open desert, that is in truth more classic film noir than horror. What would you do if the guy ...

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Beware the beat of the cloth-wrapped feet! From tombs beneath the scorching desert sand, it's a four-way battle to the death! Which movie endures the curse and earns the right to be called The Mummy?

Contender 1: The Mummy (1932). Boris Karloff, fresh off of his sensational performance as Frankenstein's monster a year earlier, has become THE theatrical attraction for Universal Pictures! So why not dig up another role for the...

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Time to wrap up our little horror vacation to Mexico, but we've saved two of the best for last! Both featuring children as the primary characters. Along with a Mexican movie set in France and filmed in English. Madness, you say? You would not be wrong.

And with madness we begin! We visit a sanatorium, curious about the methods the doctor uses to treat his patients. However, it does not take longer than a few short minutes to rea...

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Yo, yo, yo, let me speak on this! Orale! Arriba la raza! Join us as we hope to regale you with discussions of our movie experiences from our vacation to Mexico! There seems to be some debate as to whether or not we actually physically went to Mexico, but this episode covers four of the experiences that we claim to have had, so we'll just let you decide. Folklore, ghosts, the struggle for eternal life, and an odd phenomenon in a...

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Let's face it, the entire podcast is a nightmare for Nicole. But this one in particular, is all about nightmares. One of the most iconic horror characters of all time, is finally featured on the podcast. Of course, after seeing the intro, I had to drag Nicole out of the garage, stalling her progress on the creation of her own clawed glove. I haven't seen a hat or a red and green striped sweater, so I may be safe. But those ...

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Things are heating up, summer is almost here, and it seems like the perfect time for some exciting reptile action on the podcast! You know what that means? It's time for a long overdue return to one of the favorites, Adorable Animals All-Out Attack! It's GATOR TIME!

First up, urban legend becomes reality! Did you ever have a baby alligator as a pet when you were a child? And now that you've grown, are you a herpetologist...

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It's time to wrap up Paramount's original run with the Friday the 13th franchise. And while the potential to tell some interesting stories was there, they certainly failed to deliver. Get ready to suffer through parts 7 & 8! It's Friday the 13th: The Episode, Part 5!

First up, it's Jason versus Carrie! But her name is Tina. And her mother's 80s hair is absolutely intolerable. Thankfully, Kane Hodder, in his f...

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It's that time again. The halfway point to the most wonderful time of the year. Michael Myers returns! And then he doesn't. We'll explain. Gather round, children. Put on your Silver Shamrock masks and listen.

The first Halloween (1978) was such a huge success, that it spawned seemingly countless imitations. Can the first sequel match the power of the original? Or is it standard slasher fare, with more death due to an exp...

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Reb Brown returns to the podcast, a year after his astonishing debut as Yor! This time, he's receiving the full Actor Autopsy treatment. But does he have the opportunity to show off his acting chops, or just his chiseled physique?

First up, we have Bruno Mattei's version of Rambo. And when you can't get Stallone, Reb Brown seems like the obvious choice for option number two. Get ready for screaming monkeys, staredowns wi...

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The ultimate experience in grueling podcasting! Wow, I'm pretty confident that no one has ever thought to use that before. It's episode 72. Evil Dead 2 just had its 35th anniversary. So why not celebrate Bruce Campbell, Nicole's love for Ted Raimi, and Craig's love of bodily dismemberment?

We begin with the ultimate experience in creative, low budget horror filmmaking. Okay, so maybe the premise of five young people ...

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With the winter season fading away, The Winter of Folk Horror is thawing along with it. And while you might think that we're going out with a winter whimper, covering only three titles, we're actually going out with a buttery bang! More on that shortly. But first, Finland. Reindeer are everywhere! And much to the Common Craig's dismay, Santa is nowhere to be found. But amongst all of these reindeer, it's that specia...

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It's time for what is basically a return home for us. Witchcraft, religious cults, indigenous spirits, a cornfield deity. Pretty sure that your hosts probably had run-ins with all of those at some point in our youth, growing up in rural areas. We may as well start in New England, where a woman inherits some property, after the original heir dies in a fiery explosion. This area may have a little problem with witchcraft, but is t...

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It's time to jump into Nicole's invisible jet, for an Asian adventure, as we're desperate to experience the horrors of eastern folklore! Our first stop is an ANTHOLOGY DEATHMATCH in Japan! Vengeful hair, a mysterious woman, a blind musician, and some spooky tea, go head to head to see who reigns supreme in the classic, Kwaidan (1964)! Wow, I think that we're getting kind of tired of winter, though. Let's go some...

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Ah, it's time for a different kind of folk horror. Hide your pet chickens and goats, because we have four movies to discuss, involving Hoodoo, Voodoo, Santeria and maybe a taste of Satanism, as well.  Harry Angel, a private detective in 1955, is hired to track down an old crooner, who happens to owe a pretty serious debt. But Harry soon finds himself becoming the prime suspect for a series of murders, with unfamiliar religions ...

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The Winter of Folk Horror continues, with a bubbling cauldron of films involving witchcraft, or that boil over into persecution of perceived supernatural abilities. When I see images from our first feature in this episode, they look so old, so authentic, that they MUST be real! But it's Satan's tongue that just may be the most memorable part of Haxan (1922)! If you're seemingly the lone uninhibited woman in a small Ital...

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The Winter of Folk Horror series begins. Part one of our celebration of folk horror, focuses on a reoccurring theme in the subgenre. People who are out their element, ultimately making poor choices, putting themselves in undesirable, usually unsafe, situations.  A woman finds herself seemingly being manipulated by the eccentric inhabitants of a small village. As they seem to be guiding her toward a potential mate, she becomes suspi...

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